Mitchell Johnson Skips Big Bash League 2015-16
Mitchell Johnson has retired from international cricket just last month and his retirement had raised his possibility of playing the Big Bash for the very first time for the Perth Scorchers, the defending champions and his home club. Expressing disdain for his unavailability, Justin Langer, the coach of Perth Scorchers opined that it is a real shame as he thought all in Australia was expecting him to play for his club. He further quipped, “I really respect where he is at”. “It is really frustrating that he had retired for a reason and he won’t be playing.”
The unavailability of Mitchell Johnson may cost dearly to his team since Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Coulter, Shaun Marsh will not be playing for the Scorchers as BBL will be going to run parallel to the Australian international home schedule. But, the silver lining in these clouds is that Johnson’s management has said that he would be available for the next summer BBL.
While talking to cricket.com.au Everard expressed his opinion that to see play a player of the caliber of Mitchell would have been a real delight. He, however, expressed satisfaction over the quality of the players that will be playing in this season—both in terms of domestic as well as overseas.